Climate Change

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News and analysis of the impact of climate change on governments and businesses.

How Renewable Energy Can Accelerate the Microgrid Revolution

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have underscored the advantages of microgrids, especially those equipped with distributed renewable energy.

130 Organizations Demand a Fair and Just Recovery from Harvey

A coalition of 130 non-profit groups have urged political leaders to ensure that public funds for Hurricane Harvey aid go to the people…

In a Race Against the Clock, Scientists in Hawaii Hope “Super Coral” Can Survive Climate Change

An ambitious group of researchers at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology have been laser-focused on understanding coral by going beyond the factors…

Evian Helps French Multinational Danone Inch Toward Carbon Neutrality

During the COP21 climate talks, French multinational Danone pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. Thanks to its Evian brand, it's now one…

Businesses and Local Governments Aggressively Leading on Climate Action

According to a report jointly issued by The Climate Group and the New Climate Institute, climate action is making encouraging progress across the…

Bank of America: $12.6B in Environmental Investments Created 40,000 Jobs

According to Bank of America, the $12.6 billion it invested from 2013 to last year supported almost 40,000 jobs, contributed almost $15 billion…

300 Global Companies Commit to Science-Based Climate Targets Ahead of Climate Week NYC

At least 300 companies are now aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative, which provides a framework to help companies stay competitive while…

Floridians: Now is Exactly the Time to Have That Discussion About Climate Change

The Florida director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy explains what Florida residents should understand about climate change and hurricanes.

Coal-Fired Power Plants Cost U.S. Consumers $10B a Year

According to Carbon Tracker, the closing of unprofitable coal-fired power plants across the U.S. could save consumers as much as $10 billion a…

Florida’s Leadership, Media Fall Short on Sea Level Rise

In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, critics have pointed out that Florida's leadership has done little to prepare the state for climate…

Time to Raise Water Rates

While hurricanes Harvey and Irma deluge floods of biblical proportions, 21.7 million Americans – 11 percent of the country – were living under…

Hurricane Irma Shows Us 2050 is Now

The reality of daily life is that we try to fix the problems that are staring us in the face. In many ways,…

Hurricane Harvey Tests Limits of Federal Flood Insurance Program

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the greater Houston region is offering another grim reminder: the federal government’s national flood insurance program, NFIP, is going…

Hurricane Harvey Halts Domestic Oil and Gas Production

Hurricane Harvey compromised a massive hub for energy production, highlighting the challenges facing our current energy infrastructure.

Trump Order Puts Nation’s Infrastructure at Risk for Climate Impacts

Trump's executive order on infrastructure doesn't address the main problems, it just puts U.S. taxpayers on the hook for flooding and climate change…